Bad Planning lacks Creativity

The PAP Government likes to pay lip-service to Promotion of Creativity and Innovation but it is totally lacking in both, lest imagination when it comes to serve the interests of Singaporeans. They only apply all these when it comes to ideas on how milk more money from Singaporeans!

From ERP Gantries to GPS ERP, great information collection system for their own spying use but never provide simple effective and necessary information system on buses.

They just do not waste money and apply Creativity in things that they don’t make any money for themselves but just a public good. For example, they could bring great inconvenience to everyone by closing down streets right in the city area for F1 because it makes great money to hotels which they own and they get paid for doing so, but for Cultural practice of Qing Ming, they didn’t close up roads for the convenience of everyone to get to pay their respect to their belated love ones.

They should apply road closure for all private cars except public buses and free chartered buses from main MRT stations to key columbariums. This will effect smooth and efficient process for everyone. Keep their cars at home or near any MRT stations and provide additional bus services for people to travel to those key columbariums.

I cannot imagine how bad the situation will become when the Chao Chu King columbariums become full. Now, it is less than half full but the whole Lim Chu Kang area are all jammed up. Bishan Guang Ming San also face great jams every Qing Ming period! Same goes to Mandai Columbarium.

The only logical way to solve such problems is to ban private from accessing these places during the few weekends around Qing Ming but provide efficient special bus services to these places.

Those highly paid ministers and civil servants are really sleeping on their jobs for all these years. It is time to give them a wake up call!

 

Goh Meng Seng

 

 

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11 Responses to “Bad Planning lacks Creativity”

  • Rabble-rouser:

    Not only Qing Ming which is only a once a year event, but a whole lot more hard hitting instances of bad planning & malinvestments which were “shafted” onto the people to bear the consequences:
    1. RAIL TRANSPORT FAILURES
    The original MRT system was never configured for a mind boggling over 40% Foreign Population explosion circa from 2004 to 2011. It was originally configured for a 2-3% annual population growth at best!
    In addition, the “ideas on how milk more money from Singaporeans!” shifted focus of SMRT;s top management from rail transportation into retail space management to enhance profitability. Capital & monies were shifted to carving out more retail spaces in MRT stations while rail maintenance budgets were either cut or suppressed. The whole scenario collapsed on December 2011 when trains on various line broke down inconveniencing commuters during peak hours.
    The govt compounded the issue by appointing [parachuting] an ex-military man into the mess! The SAF scholar proceeded to make a mess of situation with the Bishan station flooding on October 2017 – a scant 6 years after taking over. Investigation later shown that maintenance records were falsified when failed pumps were not checked nor replaced to prevent flooding.
    2. OUT-OF-THIS WORLD ELECTRICITY RATES FOR CONSUMERS
    In 2013, the PAP govt invested heavily into an LNG Terminal & terminated piped gas contracts with M’sia & Indonesian national supplies. To support the throughput of Natural Gas supplies, Power-generators were encouraged to expand their power supply generating capacity to uptake the increase of LNG outputs. To protect their investments, Power-generators were allowed to captured their investment under a Vesting Pricing structure (under EMA’s watch). Long & short is that consumers under an established tariff ended paying for much of the Power-Generating companies malinvestments. In addition, LNG imports ended up costing end-users more money than piped gas contracts showing up the FALLACY OF STATE-MANDATED INVESTMENTS!
    3. RIDE SHARING COMPANIES COME TO TOWN
    Uber & Grab came into S’pore late at night & proceeding to steal the lunch of Comfort Delgro [whose top management were sleeply soundly even at work] & the other taxi-fleet operators. As the taxi companies & the duopoly of Uber/Grab fought over the transport market, ‘Uncle’ taxi drivers found themselves losing takings while the younger ones migrated over to Uber/Grab & took up hiring a private vehicle (assume huge liabilities) to earn ride-share income.
    - Cont’d -

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  • Rabble-rouser:

    - Cont’d -
    But all these reveal one thing, the EMERGENCE OF A COCKROACH CAPITALIST ECONOMY, where people subsists on gig work to earn a marginal living. The joke is that even new graduates transit directly into ride share driving instead of working a few years in the Private sector.
    But just as quickly as Uber/Grab rode into town, 2 becomes 1 (monopoly). And in the process, the market quickly descended into turmoil.
    4. BRICK ‘N MORTAR RULES IN S’PORE
    In S’pore, one wonders how retailers survive in an eco-system where consumption & spending are so weak, shop rents so high & new shopping centres are being planned, built & completed every now & then. Walk around many major Malls, one sees the sales staff “smacking” mosquitoes instead of serving customers. Even Japaneses $2 giant, Diaso is contracting now after expanding so fast [with many shops] during the last decade. Even the F&B outlets are not doing well; many are using loss-leader special menus (cut-priced set-meals) to bring in the crowds during lunch time. The problem is that many have the same idea about F&B resulting in an excess of F&B outlets competing against a limited lunch, dinner crowd.
    As it goes, Amazon & Taobao (AliBaba) continues to wreak havoc on hard good retailers in S’pore while an impending GST increase will affect spending & consumption going forward. Frankly, there’s no future in retailing & whose going to pay for all those Brick ‘N Mortar structures?
    5. STATE MEDIA GOING THE DINOSAUR PATH
    SPH (Print Media) & MediaCorp are like dinosaur facing an Age of Extinction. Truth is that no one read Print Media anymore except for Senior citizens. Even they go to the Public Library to read instead of buying. Frankly, even those who take the free Newspaper used them for their pet puppy’s daily call of nature [Pee & Poo]. That’s how bad are Print Media these days.
    With Smartphones & Tablets, many people are watching content off the Internet instead of Free-to-Air programs from National Broadcaster like MediaCorp. Even MediaCorp have taken to air to advertise the ‘Benefits’ of TV ads but let’s face it, 90% eyes are glued to their Smartphone screens. Whose watching TV these days except for uneducated housewives or grandmothers. Even some uneducated housewives prefer to watch content on their smartphones rather than the TV. With Netflix, EPL games & Amazon, Apple TV fighting for air space, where does that leave MediaCorp? or MediaCorpse? Ha-ha-ha-ha!

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  • Puzzled:

    Rabble-rouser, why didn’t you highlight the billion $ mall, the Jewel,
    being built at a time retail is dropping? that billion+ $s could be
    spent on help for the people!! can put off GST hike also.
    Orh, it will contain a forest! great!! but why Build one when we could
    be saving Real ones, instead of chopping those to build god-knows-what
    unneeded thing, or tunneling under them testing for this and that?

    This is the problem with thinking u know it all, just becos you had some
    A’s in school…. Street smart is better than school smart.

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  • LIONS:

    Creative thinking is one thing lacking.
    More seriously,*COMMON GOOD* THINKING IS LACKING STARKLEE???

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  • Plpism: creativity big fear fa:

    SIN is essentially a fully nepotically modified democracy. But den
    mocracy and nepotism are mutually incompatible. So a nepotically modified democracy is like the famous Chinese cliche 0坡
    披羊皮的狼 or in the current prevailing SIN topic a fake sheep impying doing evil in opacity. Opacity needs manpower and willing plp to maintain and protect. Thus plpism is inseparable with dictator, tyrant and nepotic regimes. Once the plp culture takes roots and spread. Creativity, rationality and thoughts are rapidly submerged by the greeds and rewards crediting by plping. Plps soon become bereft of what human values, professional mentality and thinking apart from how to maximise and optimise the plp skill to accumulate credits for rewards in wealth, position and power. Soon the entire bureacracy is structured upon Plpism down the rank and file. As this structure takes shape, creativity andvindependent thinking becomes a fear factor of exposure of the decay. Which plp will have the guts to appoint a mentally intact with creativity innovativeness. initiatives and independent thinking to expose his imbercility and stupidity and to show distinctively his rise is plpic dependant. Those with stiff spines intact in many susposedly indpendent institution, quasi institutions will testified this phenomena. It would not be overstating many migration and never return Singaporeans are those not willing to erode their spines to stoop to plps when they are confident to achieve without sinking so low to plp in depravity.
    Nepotism augmented with plpism is like a termite inflicted structure which will retain its external structure as they dissolve the tissue until eventual collapse. The many kpkbs among SIN citizens shows the the impending terminal stage. Wayang becoming the modus operandi just as the SC on fake news. Many SIN citizens are having their conversation in induced opacity by the big opacity on the irony of fakers deliberating what is fake news and the only logical human conclusion is any news not of plpic is fake and any tainted with plp is true. But wrt citizenry, fake is truth and all wayang yaya are fake like hell. PJ Thum is wise to adopt a placid attitude arrogance to take its course.

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  • HarderTruths:

    Cre-a crea-ti-vi-ty.
    What is that?

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  • Bugis:

    The reason why mirror can c spirit
    Is b cos is dozen lie.(deeds n time also don’t,lie)

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  • gOT mORE sHIT:

    With GMS involved in opposition politics in Singapore, Sinkies will end up voting for the PAP.

    Old cokc Goh wants to become a MP…hahahaha…the hard truth and reality is before he gets his seat inside parliament it will be time for him to plan for his own succession.

    There is no use waiting long long lah…just get lost GMS! Disappear from the our SG opposition political scene…go back to Hong Kong and sell “hum chin peng” lah.

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  • PAP plan ahead agenda:

    Pap plan ahead agenda modus operandi is
    1) send test balloon and parrot session by plps with ultimate hope to do what the lp wants and happy to throw out rewards
    2) test ballon results not favourable, attack oppostion with yaya stuff (re Charlie random bullshit which if proven to be fake protected by discarded siblings’ dynasty cum compliance hypothesis) get them occupied so as to leave them to their gorilla business or at least gain time to come up with FIO meaning faking in opacity.
    3) Spend unnecessary project look good and needs lots of money. platform to rape citizens for more monies e superficially for support the absolute necessary project but essentially to meet outstanding legalized self gratification and to fund plp’s reward even in multipicity of multimillions jiaoliaobi to man a ministry never seen in any nation even us, uk, EU, Aust, SAmerican nation.
    4)If all wayanging fails, fake pampering seniors for reason of needing funds to support banging on the dynasty plp effect of dulling cum poison carrot dangling (rrh & wolf) (DPlpdpc)
    5) if even Dplpdpc fails, then hospital sympathy with loud AMB ringing across reddot
    6) if that fail, find culprit from among theclower plps for pinnin target
    This is the said plan ahead mod operandi to achieve by hook or by crook accomplishment.

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  • T3, T4, going to T5:

    //Orh, it will contain a forest! great!! but why Build one when we could
    be saving Real ones, instead of chopping those to build god-knows-what
    unneeded thing, or tunneling under them testing for this and that?//

    else, how economy can grow. taxing and spent (even wasteful and white elephant ones) can increase gdp leh and white idiots’ reward + compensation is pegged to good gdp leh.

    daft sinkies have T1, T2, T3, T4, going to T5 – may go up to T99 or start tearing down T1, then T2 and then rebuild in the name of upgrade or modernization or further modernization with all the right buzzwords and jargons – and port moving from east to west then west to east – this wayang cycle can continue ad infinitum lar.

    that’s why white idiots like ownself-check-ownself while the rest of the daft sinkies can continue to blindly support their ownself-reward-ownself better lor.

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  • Rabble-rouser:

    @ Puzzled:
    The Jewel comes under Brick ‘N Mortar part. Too many PAP Brick ‘N Mortar spending/future plans to specify in my comments eg. Paya Lebar Office district, Woodland business district, etc. Also, future plans include Changi Terminal 5, Tanjong Pagar wharves to shift to Tuas; Paya Lebar military airbase to shift to Changi (next to Commercial airport), building Underground city, etc.

    Puzzled:
    Rabble-rouser, why didn’t you highlight the billion $ mall, the Jewel,
    being built at a time retail is dropping? that billion+ $s could be
    spent on help for the people!! can put off GST hike also.
    Orh, it will contain a forest! great!! but why Build one when we could
    be saving Real ones, instead of chopping those to build god-knows-what
    unneeded thing, or tunneling under them testing for this and that?

    This is the problem with thinking u know it all, just becos you had some
    A’s in school…. Street smart is better than school smart.

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